Rolex watches are known for both their precision and elegance. Such a sterling combination of beauty and excellence may be the reason why they command such a high price. Every person who owns a Rolex treats it like a treasured possession. If you want to cherish forever, then you have to learn how to take proper care of your watch. Simple care and basic maintenance program will not only keep your watch in perfect functioning condition for years to come. It will provide the feel that you are wearing a brand new Rolex every time you wear your watch. The basic care and maintenance program for watches includes the following steps:–
Wear Your Rolex Regularly:
Regular wear and use of your watch will keep the watch in perfect running condition. By doing so, you can ensure a constant flow of lubricants in the movement. If not used on a regular basis, these lubricants may harden, causing friction within the movement. Eventually, this friction may damage the functioning of the movement. If you do not wear your watch regularly, make sure to wind it at least once a week. This will keep the watch gears moving, thus preventing the lubricants from hardening.
Cleaning Your Rolex:
Like any other work of intricate artistry and technology, a Rolex requires occasional cleaning and upkeep. There are many places on the watch where dirt, body oils and other greasy particles accumulate. It is such as between the links on bracelet, area joining the case and bezel, and around the Cyclops lens. On repeated use, you will see clearly such dirt particles on your watch.
Removing Scratches from the Bracelet of Your Rolex Watch:
The bracelet of your Rolex needs special care, as it is prone to scratches. This is especially true of the Oyster bracelet which features polished center links. By polishing the bracelet once every few months, you can retain the brand new look of your Rolex forever. You easily can remove the scratches from the polished center links with little effort and time expended. All you need is a good quality polishing cloth. It can be picked from products designed for removing scratches from polished stainless steel and gold surfaces. Such a cloth comes soaked in a special liquid meant for polishing. These polishing cloths are inexpensive and can be used multiple times.
Winding Your Rolex:
Rolex watches (except Oysterquartz) are perpetual which means they are self winding. On an average, Rolex watches have a power reserve of 48 hours. If not wound after 48 hours, your Rolex will stop running and appear dead. It is not a major issue, however, because you can manually wind your watch. Simply unscrew the crown to position 2 and wind it about 30 to 40 times. Once you have done this, screw the crown back down. There are a few points that you should take into account while winding your watch.
Cleaning and Polishing:
The Oyster case and the bracelet are cleaned and hand-polished. The bracelet also receives repairs for any worn out part, disjoint links, or other defects. To maintain same standards that Rolex follows while making these watches, the Rolex Service Center cleans and polishes the watch. They use advanced ultrasonic technology.